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While I do wish that there was a bit more of it, what's here is phenomenal. This is a game I'll definitely be revisiting for the foreseeable future. It manages to take a grab bag of various mechanics, lifted from its influences, and turn them into something totally fresh and unique. Splashteam knocked it out of the goddamn park with this one, and it's absolutely criminal that I never got around to playing it on other consoles before this. This is an essential release for genre fans and a great introduction for newcomers. The Switch may be jam-packed with quality eShop titles right now, but Splasher is genuinely something special. It would be a shame to see it lost in the crowd.
While Splasher is not revolutionizing the genre and clearly has a hard to ignore nod or two to the lead's past projects, Splashteam has done an incredible job in creating this platformer. The game plays great, is beautiful to look at, and has more than enough challenges to take replay value to the top. It's the best platformer I played in the last couple of years, the last one probably being Rayman Legends (which we reviewed a few years ago), and I truly hope the success of this game will give us a sequel in the future!
It's safe to say that Splasher ticks all the right boxes in all the right places. It has the potential to be the next big thing in platforming – I urge you, if you're a fan of the genre, then you must give Splasher a try.
Splasher is a very colorful and fun 2D action platformer with plenty of content to enjoy. Once you get into the groove of things and you start to 100% level after level, you'll see why it's a very addictive experience. Before you know it you would have completed all stages in the game and rescued all Splasher from Le Decteur, ready to do it all over again as you aim at landing a spot at the top of the time trial leaderboards.
Splasher is perceived as a distinctive product, which although takes mechanics from other projects, but presents them in a new light, showing from the most advantageous side, the lack of a timer in normal mode, more happy than not, and the confusion and madness happening on the screen, leaves the tranquility not for a minute. Undoubtedly, the latest project of Romain Claude, is a worthy representative of the genre, which brings to the genre, something new.
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Splasher is simply a whole lot of challenging platforming fun, requiring you to be on top of your game both mentally and physically. Once you get into the flow of things it is pretty amazing how fluidly you’ll be able to move through the levels, aiming and shooting mid-air while you dodge between traps and enemies. What sometimes starts out seeming to be a formidable challenge will fall with some repetition and tuning and the sense of accomplishment when you complete some of the levels is substantial. If you’re up to the challenge you’re in for a lot of fun!
Horrifying experimentation. Death-defying leaps of faith. Buzzsaws of DEATH. These are the challenges that await you in “Splasher”, a new platformer available now on Steam from SplashTeam.
In the world we live in now where more and more platformers are popping up all the time, it's so nice to play through such a refreshing (and dare I say "fluid") adventure. Splasher's interesting paint cannon mechanic paired with the excellent level design will have you bouncing through each level feeling like a boss from start to finish. If you like a great challenge, charming animations and a new take on an old genre, look no further.
With its color-based goo mechanics, Splasher’s platforming turns into a manic mix of climbing, bouncing and dodging. The talent behind this title is evident, and it’s sure to entertain fans of platforming with its fun yet challenging levels.
Splasher is a fun and well designed game that makes use of its compelling and interesting mechanics to create an experience that will keep the players around the Nintendo Switch for a good amount of time. Thanks to its level design and to a correct distribution of challenges, Splasher manages to be a promising game that does not fail and which leaves the players asking for more.
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All told Splasher is a smartly designed, tight platformer that offers up hours of replay value on top of the creative ideas it delivers. It takes the Super Meat Boy template and builds upon it in a notable way, creating an experience that feels just the right amount of familiar and fresh. Though there isn't a whole lot to write home about when it comes to the presentation, the core gameplay is more than enough to keep you engaged.We give this one a strong recommendation, especially to those who are looking to dip their toes into the twitch platforming genre. Splasher is easy enough to pick up, yet difficult to master, and stands as a worthy addition to the Switch eShop.
Splasher is a creative, fun, and competent 2D platformer. It takes a gimmick and runs with it as far as it possibly can in the best way possible. It keeps the player interested and the difficulty curve fair by slowly feeding new tools to change the environment and gameplay, ensuring the game stays fresh towards the end. It is, however, on the short end, and a special world with extremely challenging stages at the end of the game would not have hurt it at all. That said, when the only complaint is that the player is left wishing for more, even after a filling meal, it is a great testament to how good and solid Splasher truly is.
A challenging, sometimes punishing platformer that blends a unique hook and fun movement with clever level design that is well worth a look. Don't let the innocent appearance fool you.
Splasher‘s brilliance is clear to see, and it is not hard to come to understand why it has become so popular with speedrunners – especially thanks to the chance to switch to Time Attack mode on the fly, challenging you to complete each level as fast as possible in competing in the online leaderboards. The Nintendo Switch may already be home to a fair few platformers, but Splasher will long linger in your memory for all the right reasons. Slick and tuned to perfection, it’s another Nintendo eShop release that’s not to be missed.
A fun solid 2d Platformer. I uses gel types to allow the player to paint the walls and use them to explore entire levels. Perfect for speed runners, but still a solid game for everyone else.
Splasher may have a degree of difficulty that may drive some away and an auto-aim that can be frustrating. It has solid controls and platforming that I would recommend to anybody who wants to scratch that Rayman or Super Meat Boy hole they may not have realized they have been needing to fill.
Splasher is a platformer that wears its influences on its sleeve from a story taken straight from Oddworld and gameplay that can almost match Rayman. The game offers a nicely refined platforming experience that really nails the fast and fluid style, the game is a great showcase of how these games should play and the only praise this game needs is that I would like to see a sequel that expands on these ideas.
Splasher is a nice platformer that can provide hours of fun, but it puts a lot of weight on speed runs. Unfortunately the numer of players is too small for any meaningful competition. Even mediocre time will give you place in top 100, but you may never beat number 1.
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Welcome back, ladies and germs! Being disgustingly sick all week has crippled my throat and lungs, leaving me high and dry on streaming and podcasting. As it turns out, however, my lucrative mind and fingers still function as intended and brings us to yet another TAKEALOOKSEE! With Jason giving us the deep cuts back in its PC release in February, indie developer Splashteam's Splasher takes to the field on Switch consoles this time around!